Journalism students at the University of Rhode Island work collaboratively in our labs and studios with their classmates and professors to produce news content in multimedia formats from traditional print stories to video for TV and online versions of both. Students also work in pairs or teams in classroom-based courses and complete off-campus reporting projects to enhance their learning and to prepare them for work in the increasingly complex news media.
Journalism “skills courses” — through individual and collaborative assignments — focus on reporting, writing, editing and producing news in both print and visual formats. “Conceptual” courses provide students with the intellectual foundation and framework necessary to be a responsible journalist. And through its General Education course offerings, the Department of Journalism provides non-majors a forum for studying the importance of journalism and the role of the mass media in society.